… the search for the purity of a simple melodic line, a fascination with the study of different musical traditions around the world, and a call to explore inner realms through the dimension of sound…a journey that leads to the edge of silence and back…
Solo Shakuhachi at the Forge
A contemplative, candle-lit evening with the clear tones of the shakuhachi flute and temple bells. Saturday 4th March at 8pm , The Forge Yoga Centre, Totnes. The temple bell stops But I still hear the sound Coming out of the flowers Matsuo Basho (1644 - 1694) Playing the shakuhachi One feels the unseen worlds In all the universe there is only this song…... Ikkyû Zenji (1394-1482).
New Album with Lua Maria is Now Available
The new album The Phoenix Tree with Lua Maria is NOW AVAILABLE. Original songs, and duets for shakuhachi flute and Native American flute. Songs of the Earth and Spirit, of the heart and of peace. It’s been a long journey for us to bring this music to the point where we can finally share it with the world. Follow this link to read more about the album to purchase a CD or to download the audio files: https://www.adrianfreedman.com/product/the-phoenix-tree/
Concert for the Dalai Lama
In April 2014 I was invited to play some shakuhachi meditation music for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in Kyoto, Japan. A special moment.
My next album release will be the new solo shakuhachi album Cellular Transformations. A suite of new compositions exploring extended performance techniques on the shakuahchi - a series of musical meditations on the fractalising patterns of microscopic cell life and inter-galactic evolution.
I have begun a new collaboration with the singer Chloë Goodchild. Chloë is the founder of the Naked Voice, a transforming practice of self-awareness and conscious communication skills through singing. We are doing a series of concerts in collaboration with viola player Christoffer de Graal and other musicians, and have begun making recordings for a new album. Read more about Chloë Goodchild here...